The Australia Institute is an
independent body of professional individuals united by the
common goal of seeking a balanced and well-informed
Australia. Through their creativity and relentless search
for the ultimate truth and greater good, they come up with
innovative ideas and sound policy solutions.
They bring up these studies or
discoveries to the public and the government, so they can in
turn create a well-informed and balanced opinion or
The Board of Directors of the Institute is composed of
policy experts from various fields of studies such as
science and technology, public health, economics and law.
Based in the capital of Australia,
Canberra, the Institute delves deeply on all important
national issues with the mission to come up with
well-researched and objective solutions and present these to
the government and to the public.
This gives way to
alternative, and sometimes even better, solutions other than
just one that is provided by the government.
It opens the
mind of the public and teaches them not to readily
accept what is presented to them, but instead to
question the soundness and viability of a policy
before accepting it.
This gives the public a chance
to prevent a policy or a program that would
otherwise be readily implemented even if it is not
the best solution for the problem at hand.
The Institute, being
independent and funded solely through membership,
commissioned researches and donations from
philanthropists, is not influenced by politicians or
commercial businesses. In this way, it is able to
maintain its objectivity in all its researches and
studies. Hence, it stays faithful and true to its
vision of a fair and progressive nation.
The Australia Institute is very
well-known, respected and influential when it comes to
national issues and concerns.
Its opinion is held with very
high regard both by the public and the government.
famous for its extensive research works on various public
policy issues such as consumer affairs, health and wellness,
climate change, trade practices, emission trading, and
The Institute’s most current advocacy
is shaking up the government from its seeming lack of action
regarding global warming or climate change. The Institute
vigorously endorses renewable energy development for the
conservation of energy sources. Being a very influential organization,
The Australia Institute has had, and still is having, its
own share of criticisms.
It battled a lawsuit in 2007 filed
by David Jones department store for its allegedly misleading
and deceptive statements, which cited David Jones as one of
the proliferating corporate pedophiles that sexualizes
children in their advertisements. The Institute was also
criticized by the Electronic Frontiers Australia when it
proposed mandatory Internet Access filtering on Internet